Results of a preliminary test conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers on levees near New Orleans showed the woody debris levels of clay used in the structures are within the amounts allowed by Army Corps specifications. State levee officials, however, say they are skeptical about the test findings. "We're not feeling real confident because they started in an area where we knew they wouldn't find anything. As they moved closer to the ends, they started finding more debris," said Susan Maclay, president of the West Bank levee authority board.

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